WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash has accused former WWE management of trying to “dismantle” what Triple H had built up with NXT.
In the autumn of 2021, things drastically changed in WWE with news emerging that Triple H had undergone surgery for a serious heart condition. With The Game out of action as he recovered, the brand he built, NXT, began to look unrecognisable.
Gone was the black and gold, replaced with the multi-coloured branding for NXT 2.0. Gone were the established stars of the brand, replaced by new up-and-coming talent, with more emphasis on character than in-ring finesse.
Some of those stars that were brought to the WWE main roster such as Karrion Kross and Keith Lee, did not find success there as their characters and presentations were changed from their popular NXT ones. Both men were released from their WWE contracts among a host of others and while Kross has recently returned, Keith Lee has found a home in AEW where he is one-half of the AEW World Tag Team Champions.
Speaking on his Kliq This podcast, Kevin Nash has called out WWE for taking apart NXT and some of the brand’s successful stars during Triple H’s absence:
“He’s [Triple H] got an eye for talent, that’s for sure. Look at the guys, you know, look at the people that he’s kind of hand-picked and pushed up on the WWE product on Raw. It was just like every time one of them went up there, man. It was just like, how quick can we dismantle what got him over and f*ck this dude up?”
“Like I just, you know, it was almost like when he got sick when he had the heart episode. They couldn’t f*cking get down there and dismantle what he had built in NXT quick enough. I thought that was f*cked up, man.”
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